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50 Smart Black/Whiteboard Cleaning System
Lan Li
Yichen Gu
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Problem:
Although powerpoint is widely used in presentation nowadays, black/whiteboards are still not replaceable in some situations. After a long presentation or lecture, it is very possible for the presenter to forget cleaning the board. It is OK if the board is filled with lecture notes. But if the it is confidential information, there will be a problem. Also it is a hassle for professors to clean up the black board every time it is all written.

We would like to design a cheap black/whiteboard cleaning system. By simply waving a hand at a motion sensor mounted beside the blackboard, the brush will go from one side to the pin location you previously put on, and travel back, brushes 2 times in total. More details and functionality are presented below.

Technical Details:
This project will contain three modules:

Brush module: A vertically placed brush pressed to the board.

Motor module: Sliding rail on top and bottom of the board. 2 motors on each side of the rail to drag a wire attached to the rail, to move the brush.

Control module: This module contains three different submodules.
Wave-Clean: An ultrasonic sensor on the side of board, facing upwards. When presenter wave his/her hand at the sensor, board is cleaned.
Leave-Clean: Motion sensors around the room. When no movement for 5mins, clean the board
Partial-Clean: Presenter can put a locating pin on the rail. The brush will then move from the side to the pin, and only cleans part of the board.

It will also include a small rechargeble battery pack to power the motor.

Drum Tutor Lite

Zhen Qin, Yuanheng Yan, Xun Yu

Drum Tutor Lite

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Team: Yuanheng Yan, Zhen Qin, Xun Yu

Vision: Rhythm games such as guitar hero are much easier than playing the actual drums. We want to make a drum tutor that makes playing drums as easy as guitar hero. The player is not required to read a sheet music.

Description: We will build a drum add-on that will tutor people how to play the drums. We will make a panel for visual queue of the drum and beats in a form similar to guitar hero game. The panel can be a N*10 (N varying with the drum kit) led bar array. Each horizontal bar will be a beat and each horizontal line above the bottom line will represent the upcoming beats.

There will be sensors on each drum that will fire when the drum heads is hit. The drums will be affixed with ring of light that provides the timing and accuracy of the player according to the sensors.

Of course with a flip of a switch, the drum could be a simple light up drum: when the player hits the drum, that particular drum will light up giving cool effects.

The system will be on a microprocessor. Or for more versatile uses, it could be connected to the computer. And a app will be written for the tutor.

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